I'm working on a little project for our new tiny guest room, which when coupled with our new bathroom is our "guest suite." The guest suite just happens to be where my mom will be spending a good chunk of time this winter, so we're trying to make it as welcoming as possible. Besides having a really comfortable bed, we imagine she'll probably need somewhere to put her clothes. So I relocated all my yarn from the red chest that we used to use as a TV stand in our old den.
So I took the dresser outside and sanded the living bejesus out of it with our little Ryobi power sander. After two days of sanding and ten charges of batteries most of the red was gone. Given how un-well the red paint "stuck" last time I decided to prime with a coat of oil primer this time around. And then because I'm absolutely in love with Benjamin Moore's Advance paint, I decided to paint the entire chest with some of the white paint leftover from the nursery shelves (inside the shed because our neighbors are having their chimney re-pointed, which means it's like the city of Pompeii outside).
Have you ever had luck painting furniture red? I bet if I'd used a higher quality paint to begin with I wouldn't have had a problem. Lesson learned for the upteenth time.